Friday, December 27, 2013

Sundance 2014 - 63 Movies to See

Finally got around to reading through the Sundance 2014 lineup.  What am I missing? What can I cross off?

(AHHH I need to take 10 of these off please thanks)

Life Itself
The Foxy Merkins
The One I Love
Fed Up
Dear White People
Happy Christmas
Kumiko the Treasure Hunter
The Skeleton Twins
Song One
20,000 Days on Earth
52 Tuesdays
God Help the Girl
Happy Valley
The Babadook
The Guest
Oblivious Child
I Origins
Love is Strange
The Voices
White Bird in a Blizzard
Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory
Dinosaur 13
The Internet's Own Boy: The Study of Aaron Shwarz
No No: A Dockumentary
Camp X Ray
God's Pocket
Jamie Marks is Dead
Life After Beth
Low Down
Mr leos caraX
Web Junkie
Infinity Polar Bear
This May Be the Last Time
To Be Takei
Under the Electric Sky
The Signal
Appropriate Behavior
Drunktown's Finest
Land Ho!
Listen Up Phillip
Ping Pong Summer
War Story
Nick Offerman: American Ham
They Came Together
CAPTIVATED: The Trials of Pamela Smart
Ivory Tower
Fishing Without Nets
The Sleepwalker
Concerning Violence
My Prairie Home
The Lunchbox

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Nonfics Best Documentary Poll

I did not participate in this poll that @nonfics conducted on the Best Documentary of 2013 as it was amongst filmmakers and film critics and I am neither.

But I will happily tell you what I think.

Here are the top ten thoughts that went through my head as I was reading this list.

1. Oooh look! The film my handsome boyfriend directed is #36 on the list because 27 smart people two people highly mentioned it in their list.  Maybe I should think about tweeting about that film one day so my friends know that I recommend it.

2. Leviathan? Really? C'mon.  (Disliked. Super-naptimes)

3. On account of my laziness I have only seen 41 of the 85 docs listed which means I need to march straight to Netflix and get to watching.

4.  A whole lot of people really need to watch Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story.  #85 on that list? Two mentions? Major miss, everyone else!

5. GAHHHHH I need to see The Square already.

6. Blahfish. (Even still, eff you, SeaWorld)

7.  There were not 9 films of any genre better than 20 Feet from Stardom this year. There were maybe two. And one of ranked #1 on this film.

8.  Just as soon as I figure out how to freeze time, I need, need, need to watch 56 Up. And the other films in that series that preceded it.

9. Blood Brother. No. Why. No, no, no. Guys. No.

10. Museum Hours is a documentary? What am I missing? Am I actually crazy and everyone else is totally sane? What is going on?

Eventually I will get around to posting my top ten docs of the year.  I promise. One day.